### A Baire function not countably decomposable into continuous functions

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Let f be a Borel measurable mapping of a Luzin (i.e. absolute Borel metric) space L onto a metric space M such that f(F) is a Borel subset of M if F is closed in L. We show that then ${f}^{-1}\left(y\right)$ is a ${K}_{\sigma}$ set for all except countably many y ∈ M, that M is also Luzin, and that the Borel classes of the sets f(F), F closed in L, are bounded by a fixed countable ordinal. This gives a converse of the classical theorem of Arsenin and Kunugui. As a particular case we get Taĭmanov’s theorem saying that the image of...

We develop a calculus for the oscillation index of Baire one functions using gauges analogous to the modulus of continuity.

It is proved that the class of separable Rosenthal compacta on the Cantor set having a uniformly bounded dense sequence of continuous functions is strongly bounded.

We construct a metrizable simplex X such that for each n ɛ ℕ there exists a bounded function f on ext X of Baire class n that cannot be extended to a strongly affine function of Baire class n. We show that such an example cannot be constructed via the space of harmonic functions.

We determine the size levels for any function on the hyperspace of an arc as follows. Assume Z is a continuum and consider the following three conditions: 1) Z is a planar AR; 2) cut points of Z have component number two; 3) any true cyclic element of Z contains at most two cut points of Z. Then any size level for an arc satisfies 1)-3) and conversely, if Z satisfies 1)-3), then Z is a diameter level for some arc.

A real function is $\mathcal{I}$-density continuous if it is continuous with the $\mathcal{I}$-density topology on both the domain and the range. If $f$ is analytic, then $f$ is $\mathcal{I}$-density continuous. There exists a function which is both ${C}^{\infty}$ and convex which is not $\mathcal{I}$-density continuous.

In the 1950’s and 1960’s surface physicists/metallurgists such as Herring and Mullins applied ingenious thermodynamic arguments to explain a number of experimentally observed surface phenomena in crystals. These insights permitted the successful engineering of a large number of alloys, where the major mathematical novelty was that the surface response to external stress was anisotropic. By examining step/terrace (vicinal) surface defects it was discovered through lengthy and tedious experiments...